Post # 17
Gorgeous! I love Good Old Gold, there store is right by me in Massapequa, and everytime I go in there they are absolutely amazing! The owner (who created the August Vintage Cut, pulled me aside before he was shooting one of his diamond videos to ask if I could tell the difference between his August Vintage Cut (which is more sparkley because of the way it is cut it has more facets to reflect light) and an alternate diamond. You really could! Have you ever been to the store?
PS- A diamond that is Slightly Included (2) may or may not be “eye clean”..typically an SI2 has a visible inclusion only under 10x magnification! Keep in mind, there are many different kinds of inclusions, some are worse than others 🙂
Post # 18
Since the stones in the halo are so much smaller they will generally look whiter and brighter than your center stone. The stones in my setting are F-G and the center stone is F and the smaller stones almost always look whiter.
I’m super color sensitive (I can see the warmth in my F), but a lot of people are not. I have a feeling you’re going to love your ring, you’re just over thinking it right now. 🙂
Post # 19
Check out the GIA website and their 4Cs page. They talk all about the color scale.
J is the 7th level down on the color scale and if you look at their pictures it shouldn’t be yellow. It will look beautiful.
Post # 20
Thanks for making me feel better!
Now the real hard part… WAITING… Hopefully before the year is over.
Post # 21
Thank you! I have not actually been to the store – we did the entire design and stone choosing online and over the phone. Their customer service is impeccable. However, it’s kind of a dream to go to the store because I saw that they now have August Vintage Cushion earrings and um, I NEED THOSE IN MY LIFE!
Post # 22
@moderndaisy: I think if you have it set in platinum it might be most visible that the diamond is yellow. Because white gold actually has a yellow tint to it, so the yellow in the diamond will blend in a little better.
I find that the exact opposite is true. The stone will reflect the color of the setting. If the setting is yellow, the stone will reflect the warmth of the setting. If the setting is very white like platinum, the stone reflects the silver/white tones in the metal.
I have a J color diamond set in platinum btw. I honestly think the whole “You have to buy a D color diamond or it will look yellow” is just another scare tactic used by the jewelry industry to get people to spend more money… I think most will agree that clarity and sparkle are what make for a nice-looking diamond, not color. I guarantee you that at least 99% of people couldn’t look at a diamond and guess what “color grade” it is anyway.
The most important thing, though is that YOU think the diamond is pretty!
Post # 23
My diamond is a J in color. Its beautiful & I love it. It sparkles like CRAZY!
Post # 24
I felt the need to come back and add that color is all about preference. The only reason DEF color diamonds cost more is that they are more rare. In turn, we think they’re “better” because they’re more expensive. Some people prefer a warmer stone. Also, most of the color shows up in the pointed part at the bottom, which your setting will cover anyway.
Post # 25
Honestly, I could not even tell you what letter my diamond is. All I know is that it is absolutely gorgeous. So please don’t get too caught up in exactly which letter it is. You may never be able to tell once you see it!
Post # 26
Ahh! Your wedding was on my birthday 🙂
Post # 27
I didn’t know what color my diamond was for a long time. I didn’t know until I read it on the certificate. But like I said I LOVE it just as is! Honestly the only time you could really tell what color it was is if you hold it next to a D diamond or something. Which would likely not happen. 😛
Post # 28
I love my J color stone!!!
Post # 29
I have a 0.70 SI-2 clarity diamond, and for the life of me I can NOT see anything wrong with it. It is totally eye clean. I haven’t seen the color J for myself. I have an H diamond, and it is beautiful and white, I’m guessing J will be as well.
I just can’t figure out how to take a good picture of it:P
I’m guessing your ring will be BEAUTIFUL:)
Post # 30
In defense of your diamond, I was told that diamonds in the F-J range sparkle more than the A-E range because you get bright flashes of color.
Also, my diamond is an H, but it’s often dirty looking because I don’t polish it 24/7. I think most diamonds look the same color after a few hand washings and rubbing against stuff all day.
Post # 31
You should be completely fine without anyone noticing.
My diamond is a “D” and to my Fiance it was really important to get a colorless stone. That being said we saw several gorgeous “J” diamonds that weren’t obvious in color difference.